Total UK Pleads Guilty In Massive 2005 Blast Case

Law360, New York (November 13, 2009, 3:48 PM EST) -- The British unit of French oil giant Total SA pled guilty Friday to two criminal charges stemming from a massive 2005 explosion at a fuel depot that was the biggest peacetime explosion in the history of Europe.

Total U.K. entered the plea in London's Central Criminal Court to two charges of violating the Health and Safety at Work Act and one charge of violating the Water Resources Act stemming from the explosion and fire at the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot in Hertfordshire, 25 miles northwest of...
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